Category Archives: Inequality

America is exceptional — in all the wrong ways

By Maj. Danny Sjursen Source: Axis of Logic I was born and raised in an America far more Orwellian than many now remember. Matters have gone so far off the rails since 9/11 that few seem to recall the madness … Continue reading

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Poor Folks

By Peter Van Buren Source: We Meant Well A guy on Facebook I don’t know wrote a version of what has become a kind of set-piece article in today’s America. Here’s a portion: Losing The War of Attrition or How … Continue reading

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The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs

When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. By Joe Pinsker Source: The Atlantic Over the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading

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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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Capitalism, Empire, and the Infernal Gloom Machine

By Jason Holland Source: Dissident Voice Depression is built into this machine and the evidence is plastered on the morose faces of people caught in the clutches of its business as usual activities. Depression is found in the insurmountable debts we … Continue reading

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GIVE AMERICA’S ‘HELICOPTER PARENTS’ A BREAK

Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation. By Sam Pizzigati Source: OtherWords A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age — those moms and pops … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

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Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

By Robert J. Burrowes Tax havens are locations around the world where wealthy individuals, criminals and terrorists, as well as governments and government agencies (such as the CIA), banks, corporations, hedge funds, international organizations (such as the Vatican) and crime … Continue reading

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